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10 Easy to Make Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Each and every year, we choose a simple project that the kids can create for Father’s Day, in addition to a few fun gifts. I love the idea of getting the kids involved not only in the creation process of Father’s Day gifts, but the gift giving process. We have rounded up 10 fun, yet easy Father’s Gift ideas, including some FREE printables to share with you this year! We can’t wait to hear which gifts are your favorites, which you plan to give this Father’s Day, and which you save for next year and the year after!

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How to Create Colorful Marble Paintings with Kids

marble painting craft for kids

marble painting craft for kids

If you are looking for a simple, hands-on craft that inspires your child’s creativity, then you will love creating marble paintings! I am a HUGE fan of simple crafts that I can easily gather supplies for, but that also allow the kids to create unique designs over and over again. This marble painting craft requires only a few supplies and is budget friendly. In fact, I found the bag of assorted marbles at our local Dollar Tree and we always stock paper and paint, so for $1, we created a new craft!

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How to Make Decadent S’mores Milkshakes

Toasted marshmallow smores milkshake recipe

S'mores milkshake with toasted marshmallows

Is it just me, or does the word “S’mores” bring up fond childhood memories around a campfire?? I remember enjoying these decadent treats not only on camping trips with my family, but while surrounding a fire pit during summertime. What’s not to love about the ooey-gooey goodness of a toasted marshmallow between graham crackers and chocolate bars!? It’s amazing how such a simple treat can taste so delicious…. We are replicating these traditional flavors in fun S’mores milkshakes that can be assembled in mere minutes. Keep reading for the recipe below.

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How to Effectively Teach Young Children Manners

tips for teaching children table manners

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tips for teaching children table manners

As a parent, I am constantly reminded that my role is to foster the development of my kiddos. It isn’t always easy, by any means. But, seeking advice and encouragement from others and striving to do better is part of the journey. When it comes to teaching children manners, there are so many different tips and tricks. But above all, the most important thing we can do is to be the example; while words and teachings are great and can certainly make an impact, showing the way is more powerful. We are going to discuss a few simple strategies for teaching children manners in a variety of settings, including at school and during play, as well as some tips for handing bumps you may encounter along your journey.

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How to Make Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Salad

Grille teriyaki chicken salad recipe

Grille teriyaki chicken salad recipe

So…it gets super-duper hot in Houston during the summer months. We tend to spend most days outside in the pool; then wrap up our evenings enjoying delicious food prepared on the grill. In this summer heat, we often opt for lighter grilled fare. This grilled teriyaki chicken salad recipe is not only delicious, but there is something to please everyone’s palette in the family. Even my picky eaters love the marinated chicken breasts from this dish. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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How to Create Colorful Wine Cork Stamp Art

create unique art with upcycled wine corks and buttons

create unique stamps with wine corks and buttons

When choosing art projects for our household, I gravitate toward simple concepts that allow the kids to experiment with texture and colors, creating their own masterpieces through trial and error. We happen to love wine in our home….so there is never a shortage of wine corks laying around. Up-cycling them into an art project the entire family could enjoy was a win-win for everyone. We are sharing the simple materials needed and instructions to create your own up-cycled wine cork stamp art below.

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4 Spray Chalk Activities to Make You Love Summertime

hopscotch created using spray chalk

hopscotch created using spray chalk

Despite the Texas heat, we LOVE spending time playing outdoors. And while the kids generally come up with their own activities when playing together or with neighbors, I definitely jump in every now and then with prompts or ideas to facilitate play. Sometimes I bring out a new toy, sometimes we sit and color, and other times I help them come up with games to play. Testors spray chalk is such a fun way to create quick games to play outdoors, and we are sharing 4 of our favorites today.

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